Everyone has heard of John Wayne Gacy Jr. and Ted Bundy, but for every high profile serial killer, there are dozens of others who murdered without the fame. There's a common misconception that there aren't many active serial killers around today, due to advancing technology and how easily one would get caught. According to former FBI chief John Douglas, there are between 25 and 50 active serial killers in the US today. Fortunately, some of these murderers have been arrested - so why don't we hear about it?
A lot of the time it has to do with the media. At one time, cases became sensational, and the names of serial killers were all over headline news. Since that time, the media has made a deliberate move to prevent serial killers from becoming celebrities by not giving them the attention that they used to do. Because of this, there are many unknown serial killers. This list includes just such cases.